Tom Scott - 17/05/2015

Proverbs 21:19

 

Introduction: Solomon makes several comments to his sons about being married here in the book of Proverbs.  Being single within the church can be viewed in a negative way if we are not careful.  This morning we will look at some words of wisdom from the scriptures which might help us better minister to those who are single among us.

 

I. Three perspectives on being single.

A. Solomon on being single.  Proverbs 21:19

B. Jesus on being single.  Matthew 19:10-12

C. Paul on being single.  1 Corinthians 7:1

 

II. Three variations of being single.

A. For those who are ____________.  1 Corinthians 7:8-9

B. For those who are __________.  1 Corinthians 7:25-28

C. For those who are __________.  1 Corinthians 7:36-38

 

III. A clear message to our singles.

A. It’s okay to get ______________.  Proverbs 18:22

B. It’s okay to be _______________.  Proverbs 18:24

 

Conclusion: Being single these days has its unique challenges.  There are words of wisdom in the scriptures for those who are considered single.  As a congregation we need to minister to those who choose to be single or find themselves single again.

Key Thought: The Bible contains some words of wisdom for those who are single.

Key Words: widows, divorced, unmarried, married, single

 

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